Visas & Green Cards Board Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law

Austin Visa & Green Card Attorneys

Serving Immigrants throughout San Antonio the Texas Area

There are many ways in which an immigrant can enjoy temporary or permanent stay in the U.S. To live and work in America as a foreign national, you will need a work visa or a green card.

If you are seeking legal status of any kind, it is in your best interest to retain an immigration lawyer. Attorney Julie Sparks is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. You can count on Julie and the team at J. Sparks Law, PLLC to help you complete your petition and guide you through the process with care and compassion.


Discuss your goals with an Austin visa and green card attorney during a free consultation. Contact J. Sparks Law, PLLC us at (512) 900-4774. We are ready to answer your questions!


Visa Applications

Visas give you permission to enter and stay in the U.S. for a period of time which will be determined by border agents. The purpose of your visit will determine which type of visa you should seek.

Examples of visa categories include (but are not limited to):

  • Business
  • Exchange visitor
  • Visitor for medical treatment
  • Tourism
  • Study or training
  • Professor, scholar, or teacher
  • Temporary workers
  • Other employment

Visa applications have varying conditions and restrictions. It is important to discuss your situation with our Austin visa attorneys so that your application has the best chance of approval.

How Do I Apply for a Green Card?

Holding a green card allows you to live and work in the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. There are many ways to obtain a green card, but the most common is through family connections.

You may also seek a green card:

Each category has its own eligibility requirements and application process. For example, in family-based immigration, you may apply as a family member of a U.S. citizen, as the family member of a green card holder, or as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen.

Getting a Green Card Through Family

One of the most popular methods of obtaining a green card is through family. If you have a close relative who is a citizen of the United States or is a green card holder, you are able to petition for a green card.

  • To begin your petition, a U.S. citizen must legally establish your relationship with the UCSIS Form I-130 Petition for an Alien Relative.
  • Then, the Form I-485 Adjustment of Status. In some cases, these forms may be completed together.
  • USCIS will review your application and schedule an interview with you.
  • If all goes well, a Green Card will be issued to you and will be valid for 10 years.
Need help applying for a green card? Reach out to an Austin green card attorney at J. Sparks Law, PLLC today!

Seek Legal Counsel from J. Sparks Law, PLLC

Whether you are seeking a visa or a green card, we offer the results-driven representation you need. We prioritize your case and deliver the attentive service you deserve. With our Austin visa and green card lawyers on your side, you will be positioned for success from the very start.

Contact our firm at (512) 900-4774 to discuss your legal needs today.

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